Seafarer ransom threat

A suspected convergence between terrorism and piracy would threaten ransom payments for seafarers

Seafarer ransom threat from terror links

Girija Shettar

A suspected convergence between terrorism and piracy would threaten ransom payments for seafarers, experts confirm.

“For many countries, it is illegal to pay ransoms if they will fund terrorism. For example, in some countries, if there was a definite connection between piracy and terrorism in Somalia, then it would become illegal to pay ransoms to free ships and crews from Somali pirates,” Commander Hallvard Flesland of the NATO Shipping Centre told IHS Maritime.

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Source: ihsmaritime360.com

 

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